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DRAM growth tops industry ranking in 2018; Outlook dims for 2019

12/14/2018  DRAM fastest growing market in four of past six years, demonstrating very cyclical market.

Ferdinand-Braun-Institut chooses ClassOne for three additional wet processing tools

12/13/2018  ClassOne Technology, global supplier of wet processing equipment for <200mm semiconductor manufacturing, announced the sale of three more tools to the Ferdinand-Braun-Institut, Leibniz-Institut für Höchstfrequenztechnik (FBH) in Berlin, Germany.

General industry slowing coupled with geopolitical strife

12/12/2018  Now that most companies in our sector analyses have reported their calendar third quarter 2018 financial results, we have final or 3Q'18/2Q'17 growth estimates for the world electronic supply chain.

Semiconductor equipment sales forecast: $62B in 2018 a new record

12/12/2018  The equipment market is expected to contract 4.0 percent in 2019 but grow 20.7 percent to reach $71.9 billion, an all-time high.

Rudolph’s NovusEdge selected by wafer manufacturers for bare wafer edge and backside inspection

12/11/2018  Rudolph Technologies, Inc. today announced the receipt of over $12M in new orders for its recently-released NovusEdge system for edge and backside inspection on bare silicon wafers.

SEMICON Japan 2018 opens tomorrow focusing on SMART applications

12/11/2018  SEMICON Japan 2018, the largest and most influential event for the electronics manufacturing supply chain in Japan with more than 70,000 attendees expected, opens tomorrow at Tokyo Big Sight.

GOWIN Semiconductor opens European office

12/11/2018  GOWIN Semiconductor Corp., an innovator of programmable logic devices, announces the expansion of its global sales operations into the EMEA region.

Topological matters: Toward a new kind of transistor

12/10/2018  X-ray experiments at Berkeley Lab provide first demonstration of room temperature switching in ultrathin material that could serve as a 'topological transistor'.

Microtronic announces new informational tech bulletin series on optimizing semiconductor macro defect wafer inspection

12/07/2018  Microtronic, Inc., a maker of high-speed full-wafer semiconductor macro defect inspection systems, wants to shed new light on a topic that is frequently misunderstood in the industry: macro vs. micro inspection.

Global Semiconductor Alliance announces 2018 GSA Award recipients

12/07/2018  The Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) is proud to announce the award recipients honored at the 2018 GSA Awards Dinner Celebration that took place last evening in Santa Clara, California.

Iron-rich lamellae in the semiconductor

12/07/2018  HZDR researchers produce unusual crystal structure.

Global semiconductor sales increase 12.7% year-to-year in October

12/06/2018  The global semiconductor industry posted solid year-to-year growth in October and is on pace for its highest-ever annual sales in 2018, but growth has moderated in recent months.

Lam Research announces Martin Anstice resigns as CEO

12/06/2018  Tim Archer appointed as president and CEO.

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Lithography

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EUV lithography has been under intense development for years and appears to be close to production. Yet its delay has the industry searching for alternatives, including double, triple and even quadruple patterning, directed self-assembly, multi-e-beam and nanoimprint. In this webcast, experts will detail various options, future scenarios and challenges that must still be overcome.

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Environment, Safety & Health

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The semiconductor industry is an acknowledged global leader in promoting environmental sustainability in the design, manufacture, and use of its products, as well as the health and safety of its operations and impacts on workers in semiconductor facilities (fabs). We will examine trends and concerns related to emissions, chemical use, energy consumption and worker safety and health.

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Wafer Processing

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As the industry moves to 10nm and 7nm nodes, advances in wafer processing – etch, deposition, planarization, implant, cleaning, annealing, epitaxy among others – will be required. Manufacturers are looking for new solutions for sustained strain engineering, FinFETs, FDSOI and multi-gate technologies, 3D NAND, and high mobility transistors.

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Keysight's Parametric Measurement Handbook (Rev 4)

Keysight Technologies' popular 276-page Parametric Measurement Handbook is an invaluable reference tool for anyone performing device or process characterization. It is filled with tips to help both novice and advanced users, and the latest edition (Rev 4) includes an entirely new section devoted to power device test.September 13, 2018
Sponsored by Keysight Technologies

Jumpstart Your Reliability Verification with Foundry-Supported Rule Decks

For many, formal reliability verification is a new process. Foundry-qualified and foundry-maintained reliability rule decks enable design and IP companies alike to establish baseline robustness and reliability criteria without committing extensive time and resources to the creation and support of proprietary verification solutions. In addition, as reliability verification needs expand, customer demand drives the development and qualification of new and augmented reliability rules.August 30, 2018
Sponsored by Mentor Graphics

Maximize uptime and optimize maintenance with AMS

Yukinobu Hayashi, Senior Field Applications Engineer from CyberOptics, explains the application uses of the WaferSense® Auto Multi Sensor™ (AMS) for Leveling, Vibration, and Relative Humidity (RH) that facilitates maximizing uptime and optimizes maintenance. The combination of these attributes in a thin wafer shaped all-in-one wireless sensor, provides engineers the ability to acquire highly repeatable measurements of tilt, vibration, and humidity while under a vacuum and without venting a chamber. The quantitative numeric results give engineers an objective basis for comparisons, and analysis that can be reproducible across multiple users over extended periods of time. June 13, 2018
Sponsored by CyberOptics

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SPIE Advanced Lithography
San Jose, CA
http://SPIE.org/ral19sstvw
February 24, 2019 - February 28, 2019
LithoVision
San Jose, California
https://lithovision.com
February 24, 2019 - February 24, 2019
LED Expo Thailand
Bangkok, Thailand
http://www.ledexpothailand.com/
June 27, 2019 - June 29, 2019
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Monterey, CA
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September 15, 2019 - September 19, 2019


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